Friday, August 9, 2013


After not having a local team make to Williamsport since the early 1970s (when we were in school at Vanderbilt), Nashville will have its second straight representative earn a berth in the Little League World Series this year.

In a game televised nationally on ESPN, South Nashville has defeated Virginia 5-3 to win the Southeast regional and advance to the championship games. Last year it was Goodlettsville that won the U.S. title before bowing to Japan in the final world championship Little League game.

Here are the details from THE TENNESSEAN on South Nashville's come-from-behind win played in Warner Robins, GA......

Here's a link to a full game replay courtesy og ESPN....

For those of you who were not aware or don't remember, here are highlights from last year's thrilling championship run by Goodlettsville that captivated all of Nashville as the 9 10 &11 year olds knocked the big boys (the Tennessee Titans and even the Vanderbilt and U.T. football teams) off the front pages of the newspapers and T.V. sports casts for a couple of weeks......

By the way, while these kids are way too young to recruit for college baseball, VU Coach Tim Corbin did make a couple of trips to Williamsport last year as a guest of some of the player's families and watched Goodlettsville in action. Are there any repeat trips for Coach coming this year to see the South Nashville team? And could there a black and gold future ahead for some of these young baseball stars?

According to ESPN's web site, South Nashville is scheduled to play its first game in the Little League World Series versus the New England regional winner at 5 p.m. (Central Time) on Thursday, August 15.

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